Thursday, February 4, 2016

Di Punto

Location: Di Punto

Rating: OK
Meal: Wine and appetizers for 2
Price: 5000? yen
Payment: Cash only
Dishes: Bottle of wine, gorgonzola stuffed shiitake mushrooms, creamy oyster bake
English Menu: Yes

Di Punto is a wine bar right next to Chuo station that my wife and I have been meaning to try for some time.  Our "date night" was up last week so we decided to try it out.  If we liked it we might stay for dinner, otherwise we were just there for wine and appetizers.

We ordered a bottle of shiraz wine, which might have been pretty good except for the fact that the bottle was ice cold when it arrived, and no amount of cupping the glass would warm up the wine to room temperature.  Quite a misstep for a wine bar in my opinion.

The gorgonzola stuffed shiitake mushrooms was tasty, but spendy for the two little things.  But I did take the idea home and make the same thing but better (and far cheaper) for dinner the next night!  The oyster bake dish wasn't all that great.

It's a nice date spot, but it gets very crowded towards dinner time proper, and I don't think the food deserved the price.  Needless to say, we found another spot for dinner that night.

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